Chris BassooCEO, Founder
Christopher (Chris) Bassoo is a Canadian born and Guyanese oriented ‘super achiever’. When the going gets tough, Christopher gets tougher. With the attitude of a fighter and optimistic persona, Christopher has managed to obtain a series of accolades in every single field he pursues. In the area of Sales and Marketing, Christopher was ranked the highest bank manager for revenue, customer service and risk management out of more than one thousand CIBC branches. For the same company, he excelled to win multiple awards as Financial Adviser and Personal Banker; winning trips to Hawaii and the Caribbean. While at the Marriott Hotel, he managed to win the International Director of Sales Award (2008), an award coveted by over 3700 Marriott branches worldwide as well as North American and National (Canada) Sales Leader of the year (among other awards). In 2015 Christopher with his profound skill set, his well implemented branding strategies and awareness projects won the ‘Person of Change for Guyana’ for supporting the then opposition party in winning the National Elections. With his love for Social Media and Sales & Marketing, Christopher had the brilliant idea of merging the two concepts to form Bassoo Global. Here is a man who doesn’t just talk but exemplifies what it takes to be a leader; learns from his mistakes but always believes in himself yourself, no matter what he faces.
Rosh KhanSocial Media, Lead Specialist
Dr. Rosh Khan is an international business & marketing consultant and also the CEO FranklinCovey Guyana, the Masterclass Institute, and SocialRank Media. After graduating with an MD (medical degree) from the American International School of Medicine at 23, he dived into the world of entrepreneurship by starting a series of small businesses. His digital marketing firm, SocialRank Media, has since evolved into a global agency, serving thousands of businesses around the world, including Starbucks, Armani Exchange, and Ford. He has since launched online and offline business training programmes specifically engineered for startup entrepreneurs. He is also the Founding President of the Guyana Entrepreneurship Network and former Curator of the Global Shapers Community - Georgetown Hub. When he's not working on business, he practices medicine on a purely volunteer basis. You can connect with Rosh at www.RoshKhan.com.
Glenn D. BradburyDirector of Government Relations
With twenty years of experience at the House of Commons of Canada as a senior advisor to Members of Parliament, Glenn Bradbury is an expert in governance; public policy; media relations, and stakeholder engagement. During his career, Glenn was a Senior Advisor to a Vice-Chair of the Industry, Science, and Technology Committee; a Senior Advisor to a Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and a Chief of Staff to a Parliamentary Secretary with Special Responsibility for Canadians Abroad. He has drafted amendments to framework legislation including the Criminal Code of Canada; Competition Act, and Firearms Act. He regularly engaged with senior public servants; private sector businesses; trade associations; diplomatic corps, and the public. Glenn is proficient in crisis communications; issues and reputation management, and public relations. He is also knowledgeable in competition policy; regulated industry; copyright and patents, and Canada’s retail energy sector. Internationally, Glenn has worked with US democracy and governance INGOs. He was a resident Country Director for the International Republican Institute in Georgetown, Guyana and has provided governance, legislative strengthening, and representative capacity building training in Tunisia, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Kosovo. One of Glenn’s favourite roles is providing empowerment support to women organizations, youth groups, and indigenous peoples.
Amanda WilsonProduction, Lead Specialist
Amanda Wilson is the CEO of Green Mango Media based in London, England. She is a leading light in an exciting generation of independent filmmakers/producers seeking to redefine and strengthen Caribbean culture, identity and history by reclaiming ownership of the stories of its people. Amanda has strong roots in the Caribbean but has travelled the world, working for radio, magazines, newspapers and television stations across the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa as a journalist, presenter, director, producer and editor. A former director for a UK media firm with associates including BBC, Channel 4 News, Sky News and the Mail on Sunday newspaper, Amanda spent several years editing a news magazine in west Africa, focusing on geopolitics, economics and development issues.
Ayana McCalmanLegal, Lead Specialist
Ayana McCalman is an Attorney-at-Law & Legal Researcher who has been providing profound service to individuals and corporate clients for the past 12 years. Ayana McCalman is the Founder and Managing Attorney at the law firm - McCalman & Co. Legal Services: Attorneys-at-Law and Licenced Trademark, Patent and Copyright Agent. McCalman & Co. Legal Services, Attorneys-at-Law, provides legal advice and presentation to clients and companies in the practice areas of Business Law, Land Law and Intellectual Property Rights Law. The firm also provides action oriented Legal Research services to companies -due diligence- for start-up or investment; and to lawyers -for solicitors tasks- to help them be better as a barrister. McCalman & Co. Legal Services - Attorneys-at-Law – is committed to serving clients with legal solutions and results that match the firm’s SMART™ promise.
Gavindra RamnarainStrategic Advisor
Gavindra Ramnarain is currently the Head of Research at the Guyana Sugar Corporation. Graduated with his undergraduate studies at the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. And his post graduate studies at Imperial College London. Gavin moved to Guyana to join the sugar industry where he has been working with the sugar industry for the last fourteen years. He is currently a Board member of the National Agricultural Research & Extension Institute (NAREI) and the Chairman of the Crop Protection/Plant Health Advisory Committee, of the National Agricultural Research & Extension Institute (NAREI) and a number of other governmental and non-governmental bodies.
Mandela GregoireProduction, Photographer
Mandela Gregoire is a filmmaker and photographer with experience shooting in over 40 countries on 6 continents. He began his career working closely with Academy-Award nominated director, John Singleton, shooting behind-the-scenes on the Universal Pictures feature film 'Illegal Tender'. He went on to work for Rihanna, as her personal photographer and videographer. He has also created content for Moet, Hennessy and Heineken.
Irzad ZamalAccounting, Lead Specialist
Irzad is the founder and owner of ZAMCORP, a 100% Guyanese owned business offering software sales and support in addition to accounting and taxation services. Irzad is presently an Intuit Reseller for the Guyana market and an Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA) student member with a passion for finance, business and technology. His professional career spans over a decade working with some of the finest and most reputable companies in Guyana and conglomerates within the Caribbean region. His strong financial background stems from years of experience in audit and taxation at one of Guyana's leading accounting firms previously affiliated with Ernst & Young. His portfolio of clients included those from the banking, wholesale distribution, machinery, mining and exploration sectors. Today, he serves many of those sectors with accounting, taxation and/or as an Intuit service provider. His clients include Government enterprises, supermarket chains, power generation companies, air and ocean freight companies, aviation, contractors and law professionals, brick-and-mortar stores and auto sales. His primary business objective is to serve and offer small, medium and large scale enterprises in Guyana with automated solutions to enhance overall productivity, accountability and growth with the goal of attaining mutually beneficial results and lasting relations.
Asafo JonesProduction, Director
Asafo is a Videographer, Photographer and Video Editor. After embracing his passion Asafo has enhanced himself to exponential success, landing contracts with major companies in Guyana such as GTT, Hand-in-Hand, ChildLink Inc. and the Minister of Social Protection. Asafo’s favourite pastime through his passion is producing documentaries, as he says; they allow him more time to work on his craft and creativity. Whereas another passion he has developed and clients dwell on his artistic skill is photography.
Rick JamesProduction, Technical Assistant
Rick has a passion for entertainment and media production, having 8+ years’ experience in live technology and production. Developing himself through works with Government Agencies, local Entertainment Television productions and within the tourism and hospitality industry. Driven by results and recognizes in life 'necessity is the mother of invention'. Rick finds the time to mentor young men on the importance of being financially free and of keeping up with the many advances in technology which is the driving force in the business industry. He believes that a vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more.
Richard KhanProduction, Graphics
Richard Khan is the Graphics Designer employed as the creative mind with a recognized print company. With almost eleven (11) years’ experience since his career first began, he has grown not only in skills but also creativity and understanding of how to relate to the customers’ needs and vision of what they want. Richard is proficient in five (5) Adobe Suite software; Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects and Premier as well as CorelDraw. He has done designs for many large and small corporations and individuals alike. His portfolio boosts over 2,000 designs that were done over the length of his career so far. Richard lives in Georgetown, Guyana. He enjoys detailing vehicles and has a passion auto sports. His future plans include updating his resume by completing the latest Adobe Certification Examinations to formalize his proficiency.
Marlon NoelStrategy, Advisor
Marlon utilizes his experience of operating a business in the challenging business environment of Guyana to provide advice and guidance for those seeking entry into the marketplace. Marlon is well placed in an extensive network of private and public professionals to provide insightful information on market trends and available opportunities in Guyana.
Jason PetersBassoo Global Realty, Lead
Jason Peters is a business entrepreneur who is currently pursuing his Diploma in Marketing. Jason started his career working as the Assistant Marketing Manager for K&P Project Management in Guyana, where he later created his own company in the real estate industry, GEM Realty, where the services offered were honed in on the personality of the client and not property. Jason was chosen as one of the top agent mind to lead Bassoo Global Realty mind set in the industry given his experience.